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Rollout survey work continuing despite pandemic

The initiative will see publicly accessible sites in rural and isolated parts of Kerry

WORK is underway to ensure Kerry homes and businesses will be connected under the government’s plan for high speed broadband.

Deputy Government Chief Whip and Kerry TD, Brendan Griffin, said homes and businesses in the county will be connected under the National Broadband Plan, for which survey work is underway despite the challenges of the pandemic.

The Broadband Connection Points initiative will see publicly accessible sites in rural and isolated parts of Kerry provided with a temporary high-speed broadband connection by the company contracted to deliver the service and many points have been connected already.

As part of the work to connect homes and businesses to high speed broadband, surveying is underway or completed in several townlands around Killarney, including Muckross, Fossa, Kilcummin, Lissivigeen, Ballycasheen, Faha, Firies and Ballyhar.

“This is great progress and is so important for the economic and social development of Kerry as part of the vision for balanced regional development across the county.

“Rural broadband is so essential to this vision. It will allow enterprise to flourish in Kerry and ensure people have increased options to live and work here,” Deputy Griffin said.

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